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Scientific Program

Preliminary Program

Tuesday, October 17

Session 1 Postharvest Research and Industry Implications

Chair: Chris Watkins, Cornell University, USA

09:00 - 09:30 Plenary lecture #1 Maria Isabel Gil, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain, “Postharvest Research and Industry Implications”.
09:30 - 10:50 Oral session #1 (4 oral presentations)
10:50 - 11:15 Coffee

Session 2 Postharvest physiology

Chair: Pietro Tonutti, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy

11:15 - 11:45 Plenary lecture #2 Bart Nicolaï, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium “Systems Biology and Postharvest: Recent Advances”.
11:45 - 13:30 Oral session #2 (5 oral presentations)
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

Session 3 Physiological disorders

Chair: Domingos Almeida, University of Lisbon, Portugal

15:00 - 15:30 Plenary lecture #3 Lorenzo Zacarias, Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, Spain “Genetics and Molecular Basis of Physiological Disorders”.
15:30 - 17:00 Oral session #3 (4 oral presentations)
17:00 - 17:30 Tea
17:30 - 19:00 Poster session #1, 2, 3. E-posters with a short oral presentation.
Chair: George Manganaris, Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus

Wednesday, October 18

Session 4 Metabolomics for quality

Chair: Francisco Tomás-Barberán, CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain

09:00 - 09:30 Plenary lecture #4 Thomas Hofmann, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany “Objectifying postharvest sensory quality of fruits and vegetables by means of a Sensomics approach”.
09:30 - 10:50 Oral session #4 (4 oral presentations)
10:50 - 11:15 Coffee

Session 5 Bioactives after harvest

Chair: Julian Heyes, Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology, New Zealand

11:15 - 11:45 Plenary lecture #5 Yves Desjardins, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada “Health quality of horticultural products: is there a place for post-harvest technologies?”.
11:45 - 13:30 Oral session #5 (5 oral presentations)
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

Session 6 Postharvest and plant microbiota; from safety to biocontrol

Chair: Jim Monaghan, Harper Adams University, UK

15:00 - 15:30 Plenary lecture #6 Trevor Suslow, Director of the Postharvest Technology Center, University of California, Davis “Recent Advances in Microbiome; Safety and Decay aspects”.
15:30 - 17:00 Oral session #6 (4 oral presentations)
17:00 - 17:30 Tea
17:30 - 18:30 Poster session #4, 5, 6. E-posters with a short oral presentation.
Chair: Hidemi Izumi, Kinki University, Japan
18:30 - 19:00 ISHS Business meeting to decide the venue and time for the next Postharvest Unlimited Conference and the possible merger with Chains Unlimited.
21:00 - 00:00 Gala dinner

Thursday, October 19

Session 7 Relation between pre-harvest conditions, harvest maturity and postharvest performance

Chair: Giancarlo Colelli, Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy

09:00 - 09:30 Plenary lecture #7 Peter Toivonen, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Canada, “Relation between pre-harvest conditions, harvest maturity and postharvest performance”.
09:30 - 10:50 Oral session #7 (4 oral presentations)
10:50 - 11:15 Coffee

Session 8 Postharvest technologies: (CA) Storage, (MA) packaging and ethylene management

Chair: Allan Woolf, Plant Food Research, New Zealand

11:15 - 11:45 Plenary lecture #8 Randy Beaudry, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA, “Postharvest technologies: (CA) Storage, (MA) packaging”.
11:45 - 13:30 Oral session #8 (5 oral presentations)
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

Session 9 Fresh produce supply chain: Innovations to reduce postharvest losses

Chair: Leon Terry, Cranfield University, UK

15:00 - 15:30 Plenary lecture #9 John Golding, NSW Dept. Primary Industries, Australia, “Fresh produce supply chain: Innovations to reduce postharvest losses”.
15:30 - 17:00 Oral session #9 (4 oral presentations)
17:00 - 17:30 Tea
17:30 - 18:30 Poster session #7, 8, 9. E-posters with a short oral presentation.
Chair: Linus Opara, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
18:30 - 19:00 Closing remarks

Friday, October 20

Visit to Fruit Attraction Exhibition